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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the experts

From: On speaking terms: a Delphi study on shared decision-making in maternity care

  First round Second round Third round
  N = 48 N = 42 N = 32
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Age (mean (SD)) 45 (9.4) 45 (9.4) 45 (9.2)
Gender    
Female 43 (89.6) 39 (92.9) 30 (93.8)
Male 5 (10.4) 3 (7.1) 2 (6.3)
Background    
Midwife 31 (64.6) 29 (69.0) 24 (75.0)
Obstetrician 9 (18.8) 6 (14.3) 5 (15.6)
Physician 3 (6.3) 3 (7.1) 1 (3.1)
Representatives of care users 3 (6.3) 2 (4.8) 1 (3.1)
Other 2 (4.2) 2 (4.8) 1 (3.1)
Present professional activity*    
Maternity care 28 (58.3) 26 (61.9) 22 (68.8)
Research 15 (31.3) 11 (26.2) 9 (28.1)
Education 11 (22.9) 10 (23.8) 6 (18.8)
Professional organisation 5 (10.4) 5 (11.9) 4 (12.5)
Policy making 7 (14.6) 4 (9.5) 2 (6.3)
Work experience in years (mean (SD))    
Maternity care 12.5 (9.0) 12.0 (9.0) 12.7 (9.0)
Region in which currently active    
Netherlands 32 (66.7) 27 (64.3) 22 (68.8)
Europe 8 (16.7) 9 (21.4) 6 (18.8)
North America 7 (14.6) 5 (11.9) 3 (9.4)
Australia 1 (2.1) 1 (2.4) 1 (3.1)
  1. *More than one activity is possible.